You're Probably Breathing Wrong — Here's How to Fix It

Breathing is one of the few things in life most of us can do without thinking about it. If you’re reading this, you’re probably getting enough oxygen in to keep yourself alive, but you can most likely improve your breathing technique. Yes: There is a right and a wrong way to do it. SheKnows spoke with several health and wellness […]

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How does your diet stack up?

(HealthDay)—Ever wonder how your diet habits—good or bad—compare to others? Annual surveys done by the International Food Information Council Foundation detail positive changes that people are making and where improvement is still needed. People are, in general, hungry for more food information and get it from sources as varied as dietitians and government websites, but most rely on friends and […]

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Narcissists and psychopaths: how some societies ensure these dangerous people never wield power

Throughout history, people who have gained positions of power tend to be precisely the kind of people who should not be entrusted with it. A desire for power often correlates with negative personality traits: selfishness, greed and a lack of empathy. And the people who have the strongest desire for power tend to be the most ruthless and lacking in […]

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How Mercedes 'MJ' Javid Has Changed Since Welcoming Her Son Shams

A whole new woman! Mercedes ‘MJ’ Javid gave birth to her son, Shams, in April and is already feeling differently. “There’s a power inside of me that I didn’t have before,” the Shahs of Sunset star, 46, told Us Weekly exclusively in this week’s issue. “Don’t try to come for me. There’s a different person inside [me now].” The reality […]

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How early-life challenges affect how children focus, face the day

Adversity early in life tends to affect a child’s executive function skills—their ability to focus, for example, or organize tasks. Experiences such as poverty, residential instability, or parental divorce or substance abuse, also can lead to changes in a child’s brain chemistry, muting the effects of stress hormones. These hormones rise to help us face challenges, stress or to simply […]

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How interval training affects ‘belly fat’ in obese 70-year-olds

By today’s estimates, one-third of adults aged 65 or older are obese. This growing obesity trend, along with the decrease in our level of physical activity as we age, seriously raises our risk of diseases and death. We know that aging leads to a gradual decrease in lean body mass (LBM). Put simply, LBM is the entire weight of your […]

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How pathogens are controlled when tissue is deprived of adequate oxygen supply

Infected tissue has a low concentration of oxygen. The body’s standard immune mechanisms, which rely on oxygen, can then only function to a limited extent. How does the immune system nevertheless manage to control bacteria under such conditions? The working groups led by PD Dr. Anja Lührmann and Prof. Dr. Jonathan Jantsch have investigated this question in collaboration with other […]

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How universities can help scale back the ‘Freshman 15’

Students typically gain weight in their first year of university. There are expressions to reflect this knowledge, such as the “freshman 15” in North America (which assumes students gain 15 pounds, or around 8kg) and “freshman fatties” or “fresher five” in Australia and New Zealand. Studies have confirmed the weight gain as fact, although the amount gained is, on average, […]

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